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MPI’s Winter Tire Financing Program Continuing

MPI’s Winter Tire Financing Program Continuing

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With snow in the forecast, it may be time to consider winter tires.

Manitoba Public Insurance’s low-interest winter tire program is continuing for another season, which provides motorists with winter tire loans up to 48 months at prime plus two percent up to $2,000 per vehicle.

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Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

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Officials with Winnipeg Airports Authority, Northstar Robotics Inc. and Airport Technologies, show off a self-driving snowplow near Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. (MANITOBA AEROSPACE)

Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is trying out self-driving technology to keep its runways clear of snow this season.

Winnipeg Airports Authority has partnered with two Manitoba-based companies to pilot an autonomous snowplow this winter.

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Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

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Thick smoke from the BC wildfires is seen over Kalamalka Lake in Vernon B.C. on Monday, August 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

VANCOUVER – Winemakers can only hope the scent of smoke that’s in the air across British Columbia from wildfires won’t swirl in the glass once this year’s vintages have been bottled.

Smoke-shrouded grapes can give an ashy, bitter flavour to wine and tests have been developed to help growers assess the quality of their grapes, said researcher Matt Noestheden, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.

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Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

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Trees lean over the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg on Oct. 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Dry weather this summer has put water levels along the Red River below normal summer operational levels.

Public Services and Procurement Canada says the levels are most impacted between St. Andrews Lock and Dam and the city of Winnipeg, including the Assiniboine River.

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MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

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An overturned trailer is shown after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. A tornado that touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night tore at least one home off its foundation, a spokesman for Environment Canada said. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

Manitoba Public Insurance has vehicle damage estimators in Alonsa after an F4 tornado ravaged the community and beach area on August 3.

The tornado claimed the life of a 77-year-old man when it ripped through last Friday evening.

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Man Dead Following Tornado That Ripped Through Manitoba Community Friday

Man Dead Following Tornado That Ripped Through Manitoba Community Friday

By The Canadian Press

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An overturned trailer is shown after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. A tornado that touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night tore at least one home off its foundation, a spokesman for Environment Canada said Saturday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

ALONSA, Man. – A man has died after a tornado touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night and tore at least one home off its foundation, officials said Saturday.

An RCMP spokesman said the 77-year-old man was found dead outside what remained of his wrecked home in Alonsa, Man., about 165 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

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